UX Designer Portfolio Critique

almost 6 years ago from , UX Designer

Hey guys! Hope everyone is having a great day! I just have one request, and that is for you guys to critique my portfolio site. I'm only looking for constructive criticisms, please!


Thank you guys for your time!


  • paavo koyapaavo koya, almost 6 years ago

    In your title you use your name too often. Your name is the first thing I see, I don't need to keep seeing it all over the site.

    "Portfolio" .. "About Me" .. "Contact" are more to the point and take up less space.

    Other than that, I love the "business card" feel of the site and your type/color/logo are all great.

    Good work!

    3 points
    • , almost 6 years ago

      Hey paavo, you are awesome for taking the time to look over my site! I really appreciate the feedback. If more people agree with that I will for sure remove them from the nav!

      My goal was to go for a "business card" like feel, sadly a lot of people get the feeling of a lightbox so I'm going to have to put some depth to it to make it more business card like. Thank you again!

      0 points
  • Cole TownsendCole Townsend, almost 6 years ago

    A couple things:

    1. Copy matters on a minimal site: There's a grammatical error on the first line, regardless of whether english is your first language I feel like I should point that out.

    I create user experiences that doesn’t result in anyone chucking their device out the window.

    should be

    I create user experiences that don't result in anyone chucking their device out the window.

    But, I would say this isn't the strongest way to start. I like personal work statements and feel like that's the trend (almost like a cover letter) but find them more effective when they are succinct. If you run this sentence through hemingway or read it to yourself it feels a bit unwieldy. What we can do to workshop this is to cut down the last bit of the sentence.

    I create intuitive, frustration-free user experiences.

    Succinct, communicates the same idea.

    1. Show your work up front: I think you can fit the grid of work on your "portfolio" page beneath your introduction.
    2 points
    • , almost 6 years ago

      Hey Cole, thank you very much!

      If you don't mind could I use "I create intuitive, frustration-free user experiences."?

      Also for showcasing my work should I just feature two of them at the bottom? I really want to keep everything super simple and tight. I have seen the trend of showcasing work on the homepage, I just have to make sure it fits the style I want.

      Thank you once again!

      1 point
  • Warren BaskinWarren Baskin, almost 6 years ago

    It's a very practical portfolio and gets the job done, and I love the color scheme.

    The code could be cleaner and the design could be more modern. You already seem to know HTML/CSS, but I suggest that you read up on HTML5 and semantic elements (header, nav, footer, main, etc), as well as CSS3. As far as the design goes, I suggest that you look at inspiration galleries to get an idea of what improvements can be made.

    The best thing to do is continuously iterate until you're happy with it - that will open you up to lots of learning. I wish you the best!

    Sites to help with HTML/CSS: https://www.codecademy.com/https://www.codeschool.com/https://www.w3schools.com/

    Sites that offer design inspiration: https://dribbble.com/http://www.siteinspire.com/https://sitesee.co/

    2 points
    • , almost 6 years ago

      Thank you so much for taking the time to go over my site! I'm definitely going to keep everything you said in mind as I continue to improve it. Thank you again!

      1 point
      • Lance Troxel, almost 6 years ago

        I'd also encourage you think about more about the typography, not the fonts but the way your type is laid out. I couldn't find any line-height declaration, anywhere on anything. That's important. For example, if you open the inspector in Chrome and on the body tag add "line-height: 1.5" you'll see how much nicer your portfolio detail page text looks and reads. :)

        2 points
        • , almost 6 years ago

          Omg you are soooo right! Thank you Lance! I played with it in Sketch but totally forgot to translate it to code. Thank you once again! I really appreciate it!

          0 points